The loss of a husband would cause a widow to don black clothing for two years in the Victorian era. After that time, muted colors of lavender, lilac, and grey could be added during the six month period of “half mourning.” But how to express the loss of a secret, forbidden love, while still remaining lovely?
This gown is made from an exquisite pleated tulle in soft greyish lavender with an embroidered hem. The underskirt is made from eight layers of pale grey tulle. The off the shoulder bodice is made from dove grey silk and has a ruched bust. A vintage smoke colored teardrop crystal shimmers, suspended from a lavender silk ribbon bow.
A haunting elegy in beauty and remembrance.